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homogentisic acid

noun ho·mo·gen·tis·ic acid \ ˌhō-mō-ˌjen-ˈtiz-ik, ˌhäm-ō- \

medical Definition of homogentisic acid

: a crystalline acid C8H8O4 formed as an intermediate in the metabolism of phenylalanine and tyrosine and found especially in the urine of those affected with alkaptonuria

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